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Huge blasts at Chinese port kill 50

TIANJIN, China — Two huge explosions tore through an industrial area where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin, killing at least 50 people, including at least a dozen fire fighters, officials and state media said on Thursday.

Ruling party heads towards split before bailout vote

ATHENS — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s Syriza party looked set to split after the leader of its far-left faction called for a new movement to fight a bailout deal that lawmakers will vote on later on Thursday.

ISIL claims huge truck bomb attack in Baghdad’s Sadr City

BAGHDAD — At least 76 people were killed and 212 wounded on Thursday in a blast claimed by Islamic State in Baghdad’s Sadr City, police and medical sources said, one of the biggest attacks on the capital since Haider al-Abadi became prime minister a year ago.

Huge explosion in China injures hundreds

An explosion late Wednesday at a container terminal in northern China injured hundreds and created a massive fireball that blasted high above the city’s skyscrapers, Chinese media reported.

Iraq votes to transform ruling system in boost for Abadi

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s parliament voted unanimously on Tuesday for the biggest shakeup in its governing system since the U.S. military occupation, eliminating entire layers of government and giving Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi new powers.

Two killed in IKEA knife attack in Sweden

STOCKHOLM -- A man and a woman were killed and a third injured in a knife attack at an IKEA store in the Swedish city of Vasteras on Monday and two suspects were arrested, police said.

Billions approved for funding migration crisis

BRUSSELS -- The European Commission on Monday approved $2.6 billion of aid over six years for countries including Greece and Italy that have struggled to cope with a surge in numbers of immigrants.

Shots fired at U.S. consulate as wave of attacks kills 9

ISTANBUL/DIYABAKIR -- Two women shot at the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Monday and at least nine people were killed in a wave of separate attacks on Turkish security forces, weeks after Ankara began a crackdown on Islamic State, Kurdish and far-left militants.

Turkish jets hit targets; soldiers killed in southeast

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish rebel targets in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday, Dogan news agency reported, and three soldiers were killed in two separate attacks in a neighboring province, the military said.

UK extends campaign against Islamic State

LONDON — Britain will extend its air campaign in Iraq against Islamic State militants by a year, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tuesday, saying it would use aging Tornado fighter jets to conduct strikes until at least early 2017.

Greek stocks plunge after shut down

ATHENS — Greece’s stock market closed with heavy losses on Monday after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears that the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone.

Barnacles could provide clues to missing airline

SYDNEY  -- Barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board.

Bin Laden relatives killed in crash

LONDON/DUBAI — Three members of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's family were killed when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, British police said on Saturday.

Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from missing 777

SAINT-DENIS, Reunion — Malaysia is “almost certain” plane debris washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is part of a Boeing 777, its deputy transport minister said, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.

Bomb kills Bahraini policemen

DUBAI — A bomb killed two Bahraini policemen on Tuesday and the explosives resembled some seized at the weekend that the government say were smuggled in from Iran, state news agency BNA reported.

Sudan to face extra pressure if peace deadline passes

ADDIS ABABA, Ethipoia — South Sudan’s warring factions may face further international pressure if they do not reach a peace deal by Aug. 17, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday, before talks on the conflict with east African leaders.

Nine killed in day-long Indian gun battle

DINANAGAR, India — Indian police overcame a group of gunmen dressed in military fatigues on Monday after a 12-hour battle that ended in a small-town police station near the border with Pakistan, and at least nine people were killed.